• Thirty days left for politics, petulance

    In the waning days of Congress, it begins to look as if the controversial Quincy Library Bill will fall victim to a mixture of "politics and petulance."

  • A treatise on columnist Alexander Cockburn

    A journalist takes columnist Alexander Cockburn of the Nation severely to task for his recent writings, especially about wolf reintroduction.

  • The latest 1,000-pound gorilla

    The American Recreation Coalition, which lobbies for motorized recreation, has become a potent force in the nation's capital as outdoor recreation becomes the dominant natural resource industry, especially in the West.

  • The Land and Water Fund waits to be tapped

    Although the money in the Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund is usually taken for other purposes, this year Congress has agreed to spend the conservation trust fund for land and water conservation.

  • A company that moved mountains runs into a wall

    Local activists fight a mining giant when they battle the Zortman-Landusky gold mine on the edge of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

  • The word according to a weighty Republican

    Alaska Republican Don Young, new chairman of the House Resource Committee, denounces environmentalism and offers his own conservative philosophy.

  • Forest Service is trying to turn over a new leaf, but critics have doubts

    The U.S. Forest Service believes there is a clear patch of land in Montana that affords a clear view of the future's enlightened forestry. The problem is, the agency's own past sometimes sullies the view.

  • A remembrance of William Penn Mott

    When I heard that former National Park Service Director William Penn Molt died last month, my first thought was, "At least he lived long enough to see a wolf in Yellowstone."

  • Indian land claims deserve our support

    The presence of the 24,000-acre Pueblo of Sandia prevents the city of Albuquerque from sprawling into the nearby foothills to the south. Nevertheless, the environmental community in northern new Mexico is fighting the tribe's attempt to reclaim its land from the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Yellowstone forces to shoot rogue tourists after relocation fails

    National Park Service officials today confirmed reports of the shooting of two tourists in Yellowstone Park early this season. The shootings were authorized under a newly implemented policy to protect bears.

  • Everyone feels free to tell the farmer how to farm

    For every farmer there is the big question: How to farm? Every square foot of earth is different. No farmer's experience will be exactly like any other.

  • How clean coal helped kill a utility

    Rebuilding the Colorado-Ute Electric Association power plant at Nucla, Colo., was a technical success. Unfortunately, although the operation went well, the patient died a lingering and painful death.

  • Rural economies can reform or go the way of Detroit

    Environmentalism is the vanguard of urban America, which is giving the rural West the choice of adapting to the larger society's vision or of dying.

  • Blowing the whistle while covering your ass

    Some survival tips for whistleblowers: Copy everything, take notes, know who your friends are, test the system but don't trust your boss. And always tell your family before you fight the good fight.

  • Yucca Mountain is an assault on Nevada

    Jon Christensen's article, "Nevada Speaks with Fissioned Tongue" (HCN, 1/10/92), seriously misrepresents the issues surrounding the debate about the proposed high-level nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada.